Who is Rayhaan Tulloch? The England U18 striker linked with Sunderland, Leeds United, Liverpool and Newcastle United

Sunderland have been linked with a January loan move for striker Rayhaan Tulloch – but who is the young forward?

Monday, 9th December 2019, 12:00 pm
Updated Monday, 9th December 2019, 12:00 pm
Who is Rayhaan Tulloch?
Who is Rayhaan Tulloch?

Tulloch is reportedly attracting interest from a host of clubs, including the Black Cats, ahead of the winter window – and here’s everything you need to know about the talented young forward:

Key details

Age: 18

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Nationality: English

Current club: West Bromwich Albion

Senior appearances/goals: 2/0

What has his career been like so far?

Tulloch’s career is still in its infancy, hence the fact he has only made two senior appearances for the Baggies, but is stock is continuing to rise in the game.

Having come through the ranks at the Hawthorns, the young striker is now a regular in the club’s under-23 side.

He made his first team debut in the FA Cup draw with Brighton & Hove Albion back in January, before appearing off the bench again in the replay as West Brom fans got their first glimpse of his talent.

Tulloch is also a regular in the international setup, having received caps for the England U17 and U18 squads.

What type of player is he?

Quick, skilful and direct, Tulloch is viewed as a dangerous attacking player – who is equally happy to create goals as well as score them.

What has been said about him?

Speaking when Tulloch penned a professional contract in 2018, West Brom academy manager Mark Harrison said: “We are delighted that Rayhaan has committed his future to the club.

“He is an exciting attacking player who has already had some experience of being with the first team.

“He is an England youth international who has performed well at all levels since he has been with the Academy.”

What do we know about Sunderland’s interest?

A loan move is a possibility, says the report, with Phil Parkinson keen to add some extra firepower to his under-performing frontline.

Who else is interested?

A host of clubs are reportedly monitoring Tulloch, with Newcastle, Southampton, Aston Villa, Bournemouth, Leeds and Wigan all thought to be interested.

Liverpool were also credited with an interest in the youngster over the summer.